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Glee plans tribute for Monteith

Glee's executive producer is planning a tribute episode to honour star Cory Monteith. The actor, who played Finn Hudson in the hit show, died as a result of an overdose of heroin and alcohol.

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Fans 'devastated' after Glee star Cory Monteith's death

Outside the Vancouver hotel where Cory Monteith's body was discovered, a makeshift memorial has been created as fans left flowers and notes commemorating the actor.

In the UK a Glee convention near Heathrow changed planned activities to allow fans to mourn the actor.

"The news was devastating," said Chloe Harvey, an 18-year-old fan from Portsmouth.

"No one had any idea what to say or do. It just shows how much of a truly amazing guy Cory was that everyone was so shocked and emotional about the news."

Richard Monteith, cousin of Canadian actor Cory Monteith, pauses at a small memorial outside the hotel in Vancouver. Credit: Reuters

"We all woke up to hear the story, and no one really wanted to believe it was true," said Chloe-Louise Bond, a 22-year-old fan from Wakefield.

"Walking into the main room, you could just feel the tragedy in the air, absolute strangers became a family right in that moment. Everyone was crying and hugging and just trying to get over the shock."

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